Southeast Pain Care Opens After-Hours Clinic

Southeast Pain Care (SEPC), a division of the national medical group American Anesthesiology, now offers extended hours at its Carolinas Medical Center-Main location in the Morehead Medical Plaza. The clinic now sees patients until 7:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

“We added the extra hours primarily for working professionals who may have a hard time getting here during the business day,” said Dr. Jon-David Hoppenfeld, a board certified physician in pain management and neurology who will staff the site. “The benefits are added convenience and accessibility, which together translate into a higher level of patient care.”

Founded in Charlotte in 1997, Southeast Pain Care treats a wide variety of patients’ pain needs, from back pain to diabetic neuropathy, using interventional pain techniques. The goal is to provide patients with advanced treatment options, while simultaneously decreasing and/or eliminating the amount of pain medication necessary to control their pain. Some examples of interventional pain techniques include: injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency and spinal cord stimulators.

All Southeast Pain Care physicians are fellowship trained in pain management as well as double board certified in anesthesiology/neurology and pain management. Southeast Pain Care accepts self-referrals for patients suffering from the following types of pain: neck, back arm, leg, sciatica; nerve, headaches, migraines; CRPS (or RSD); arthritis, post-surgical, failed back surgery; fibromyalgia and shingles. Patients suffering from other conditions must be referred by a physician. To learn more, visit

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Morehead Medical Plaza clinic, call 704-377-PAIN (7246).

Southeast Pain Care treats patients with a wide range of pain conditions, including acute pain from back injury, headaches and pain resulting from accidents, injuries or disease processes, such as diabetes. Physicians and staff at Southeast Pain Care provide patients with custom, multi-faceted treatment plans for addressing pain.

American Anesthesiology has more than 950 anesthesia providers, including more than 425 physicians and 525 nurse anesthetists practicing in metropolitan areas throughout North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Texas, New Jersey and Virginia, with administrative offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Sunrise, Fla. Visit for additional information.